Deseret First DUEL


Deseret First Duel Rivalry Cup

Deseret First CEO, Shane London with Utah and BYU's Mascots, Swoop and Cosmo

The Utah Mascot Swoop, our CEO Shane London, and the BYU Mascot Cosmo show their support of the Deseret First Duel at the Deseret First Duel Rivalry Cup.

Our Rivalry Cup was held on Thursday, July 26th this year. Many BYU and Utah coaches, fans, and players and even the mascots came out for a fun day of golf together to support the Deseret First Duel and Deseret First Charitable Foundation. Thanks to all who came to help us have a great day of golf and to kick-off a new Duel Season.


How the Deseret First DUEL works:

BYU and Utah compete against each other in up to 12 sports each season. They include baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football, women’s gymnastics, women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, women’s volleyball, and men’s and women’s swimming. Points are awarded to the school that wins each game, meet, or match. More importantly, the school that wins the head-to-head competition in each sport is also awarded $1,000 by Deseret First Credit Union for its student-athlete scholarship fund. The university that wins the most points at the end of the season will receive an additional $5,000 from Deseret First for its athletic scholarship fund.

BYU won the inaugural Deseret First Duel in 2008 and again in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2016. Utah claimed the title in 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018.

Deseret First Credit Union is proud to sponsor the outstanding athletic programs of both universities and the energetic, frenzied rivalry between them. The Deseret First Duel is a recognition of the training, determination, and competition of student-athletes and the universities they represent.


2018-19 Deseret First DUEL Schedule

The DF Duel: Year 12

In 2007, BYU, the University of Utah, and Deseret First Credit Union partnered to create the Deseret First Duel, a celebration of one of the nation’s oldest and most spirited college rivalries. The 2018-19 season of the Deseret First Duel marks the twelfth anniversary of this exciting competition.
Previously there had been no established series to recognize the athletic supremacy of the Cougars or Utes. The university that wins the Deseret First Duel each year has its name permanently engraved on large granite monuments located at both schools and holds bragging rights for the following year and beyond.
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